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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5 and UTF-8
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:56:31 GMT
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André,

On 4/3/2009 6:43 PM, André Warnier wrote:

> 4) the HTML specs are distinct from the HTTP specs.  [...] It also
> seems to be superfluous and confusing considering (1) and (2) above.
> (Like, what if (1) and (4) specify different charsets/encodings ?).

The HTML spec says that the Content-Type wins the argument ;)

> Why hasn't a proposal for HTTP 2.x / HTML 5.x
> come about, reconciling those aspects and establishing Unicode/UTF-8 as
> the default (or only) encoding, for URLs as well as content ?

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html

> 8) What is also missing in my view, is some more general proposal
> covering the format of text files (and text streams), anywhere.  To
> alleviate any ambiguity, each text file/stream should contain at least a
> short prefix indicating its MIME type and its charset/encoding.

I always thought this was a good idea:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_fork

> All the above is why I keep on seeing my name echoed back to me as
> André, even on some well-known supposedly international websites.

:(

- -chris
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